Letters from various correspondents

  • Lettsom, John Coakley, 1744-1815.
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Lettsom, John Coakley (1744-1815), Physician
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Letters from various correspondents, including John Ash (1-2), George Cleghorn (16), Charles Combe (19-21), James Currie (23), Andrew Duncan (32), John Haygarth (regarding a quarrel with Dr. Caldwell) (40), George Hayward (41), Alexander Monro secundus (58), William Nisbet (61), Benjamin Rush (66), John Walker (76) and William Withering (85).

The letters are frequently concerned with clinical medicine, pathology, materia medica, variolation and vaccination. Many relate to the business of the Medical Society of London, of which Lettsom was President.

Also included is an indenture assigning to Lettsom the copyright in the Flora Londinensis by William Curtis.



Physical description

91 items Partly printed.

Acquisition note

Acquired before 1923, possibly with MSS. 5371-5372, papers of Lettsom's biographer T J Pettigrew.

Related material

Additional to MSS. 3245-3249.

Finding aids

Database description taken from that in: Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine, 1999).

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Accession number

  • various Museum reg. nos.; acc. 91800